I.       
In the Netherlands, workers can be
absent for up to two years while receiving 70% of their salary as sick pay.
    
II.       
If the earth didn’t have the moon, our
days would only be 6-8 hours long and there would be between 1,100-1,400 days
in a year.
   
III.       
Human brain has the capacity to
generate approximately 23 watts of power when awake
  
IV.       
To leave a party without telling
anyone is called in English, a “French Exit”. In French, it’s called a “partir
à l’anglaise”, to leave like the English.
   
V.       
If you point your car keys to your
head, it increases the remote’s signal range. This works by using your brain to
act as a radio transmitter.
  
VI.       
IKEA is an acronym which stands for
Ingvar Kamprad Elmtaryd Agunnaryd, which is the founder’s name, farm where he
grew up, and hometown.
  VII.       
Although GPS is free for the world to
use, it costs USD$2 million per day to operate. The money comes from American
tax revenue.
 VIII.       
There is a punctuation mark used to
signify irony or sarcasm that looks like a backwards question mark.
  
IX.       
The Ethiopian calendar is 7.5 years
behind the Gregorian calendar due to the fact that it has 13 months.
   
X.       
If you heat up a magnet, it will lose
its magnetism.
  
XI.       
The quietest room in the world in
Minnesota is measured in negative decibels – so quiet that you can hear your
own heartbeat and your bones moving.
  XII.       
“Tsundoku” is a Japanese word for the
habit of buying too many books, letting them pile up in your house, and never
reading them.
 XIII.       
The past is behind, learn from it. The
future is ahead, prepare for it. The present is here, live it.
XIV.       
When you talk, you’re repeating what
you already know – but if you listen, you may learn something new.
 XV.       
Groaking is a word for staring at
someone while they are eating in the hope that they will give you some of their
food.
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Ubong Effiong also known as Pendusky is a Customer Experience Management Personnel with Sterling Bank Plc.

Oluwole Olusanya
Oluwole Olusanya is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of one of the fastest-growing lifestyle and entertainment website in the country. He is a banker, writer, blogger, public affairs analyst and a tax consultant. He anchors Trending Topics on SHEFFA where he shares his thoughts and opinions on trending issues. He is currently studying for a Master’s Degree in Business Administration at the University of South Wales, Wales, United Kingdom. He has diplomas in Banking and Finance, Investigative Journalism, Creative Writing, and Linguistics from Lagos State Polytechnic, Isolo, Lagos, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland and The Open University, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom.